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2008
September
"The Orchestra's Holiday" to perform in October
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     Conductor Ambrose Law and the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra will give two exciting concerts next month (October), bringing to audiences unforgettable music in "The Orchestra's Holiday".

     The programme will introduce the orchestra’s instruments through a number of pieces, including Aram Khatchaturian's "Sabre Dance", Robert Buke Jr.'s " Piccolo Polka", Bizet’s "Menuetto" from L'Arlesienne Suite No.2, John Barry’s "You Only Live Twice" from the James Bond Film, Bennett's " The Hornsmen", Leroy Anderson's " Bugler's Holiday", Walters's " Slippery Gentlemen", Don Haddad’s " The Tuba Allegro ", Pachelbel’s "Canon in D", Ambrose Law's Two Yao's Folk Tunes from "Lianan Impressions" ‘Young Maiden’ ‘Children Song’, Saint-Saën's ‘Swan’ and ‘The Dancing Elephant’ from "The Carnival of the Animals".

     Ambrose Law studied conducting under Brother Fantini and Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang. In 1982, Law founded the Hong Kong Symphony Society with more than 100 young instrumentalists. Law was commissioned to compose music for the drama “Poets LI and DU” in 1993. He has tried to introduce computer technology to the playing of classical music. Law has successfully conducted concerts with the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra, including “Fantasia in D Music of Disney” in 2000, “An Evening of ABBA” in 2002 and “Joe Hisaishi and Hayao Miyazaki – The Animation Symphony” in 2003.

     The Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra is the largest and most versatile performing group under the Hong Kong Symphony Society. Its wide repertoire covers large-scale and sophisticated orchestral and symphonic works. Besides Western classical music, the orchestra also promotes contemporary Chinese orchestral music and other types of music.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, “The Orchestra’s Holiday” will be staged at 8pm on October 4 (Saturday) at the Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall; and on October 18 (Saturday) at the Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre. Tickets priced at $60, $80 and $100 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are entitled to 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). For group booking discount, please refer to programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999; for Internet booking, visit www.urbtix.hk; for more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp.

Ends/Thursday, September 11, 2008
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